Dry van shipping is one of the most trusted and popular shipping methods available in North America. Due to its high availability and enclosed structure to carry goods, it has remained a preferred choice of transportation for many years. In today’s blog, we will dive deeper into what you need to know about dry van shipping to transport your freight without any worry.
What Is A Dry Van?
Dry vans consist of enclosed trailers attached to semi-trucks and are used to transport all sorts of goods from furniture to automobiles and are designed primarily for transporting palletized, boxed and loose freight. They can carry up to 45000 pounds of load, and the reason they have coined the word “dry” is because they keep the cargo dry from outside influences of changing weather and other things. For example, they protect your shipment from rain, road debris, accidents, etc.
Unlike a refrigerator or reefer truck, dry vans are not temperature-controlled, and unlike flatbed trucks are also not suitable for over-dimensional cargo.
Also called “box trailers,” these dry van trucks are used for LTL (less-than-truckload) or various other truckload shipment types.
Types Of Dry Van Trucks
Dry van trucks or trailers come in different sizes and materials. The most common of them are general and pup trailers. General trailers are 53 feet long, and this is the maximum length of trailer allowed. Pup trailers, generally used for LTL shipment, are 26-29 feet long. Another type is a straight truck, also known as a box truck, used for city deliveries that often feature a liftgate.
When To Use Dry Van
Shippers use the dry van for both long and short distance shipment. Dry vans are highly versatile and safe and can be used to ship various kinds of freight, including non-perishable food, building materials, and heavy machines. The following is a list of products that can be transported through a dry van.
- Household goods, furniture, electronics, and other things required to move during the moving process
- Cars, motorbikes, mini buses and other automobiles
- Parts of bigger machines like aircraft and ships
- Small or heavy machine equipment or raw material used in construction areas or other manufacturing sites
Moreover, Dry vans form an integral part of various organizations. They are extensively used by businesses that require their goods to be transported to retail shops. These goods can include anything from beverages to textile clothing to healthcare equipment and much more.
About DSONS Dry Van Transport
At DSONS Transport, we have a dedicated team of dry van truck drivers who are always happy to go the extra mile and deliver your goods safely and on time.
Our dry van drivers ensure to;
- Provide the fastest possible transportation time.
- Notify you before pick-up and delivery.
- Make multiple stops to pick up and drop off your cargo
- Ensure your LTF freight is safely loaded and unloaded.
- Deliver your exported/imported goods quickly and on-time.
If you’re looking for a dry van transport service that will provide you with personalized and accommodating services, DSONS Transport is the provider for you. Visit our website dsonstransport.ca to learn about the range of services we offer, or you can get in touch with us by clicking contact us.